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  • Sprintax at NAFSA Regional Conferences

    Every year, NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, holds conferences in each state in October and November. These conferences give those involved in education the opportunity to meet, network, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends.

    This year, Sprintax were delighted to be represented by Jennifer Gallagher in Boise (Idaho), Cincinnati (Ohio), Savannah (Georgia), and Honolulu (Hawaii). Jennifer raffled off candy, battery packs and cookies. She also donated battery packs to the silent auctions at each conference to raise money for the region.

    Adrienne Dines

    Above is a picture of Adrienne Dines who won the Hawaiian shortbread cookies that Jennifer raffled off at NAFSA Region XII conference in Honolulu. Adrienne is an advisor at Mesa Community College in San Diego.

    Laura Kanner

    Laura Covey-Kanner-winner of an external battery pack in Region XII in Hawaii.

    We were delighted to be part of NAFSA regional conferences as well as the big conference earlier in the year. NAFSA is helping to make strides in education and we look forward to continuing our participation..and the prizes of course!

  • NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo at San Diego – Passion for international education

    If you wonder what event gathered international educators from all over the world in one place – the answer is the  NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo.

    This year the event took place in San Diego, California and brought together approximately 10,000 people – all passionate for international education, new business opportunities and knowledge.

    The conference program was made up of  – 45 workshops, more than 200 sessions with  inspiring guest speakers, experts in international education or related business fields; open meetings and discussions with attendees from more than 89 countries.

    The NAFSA  Conference & Expo always has a great atmosphere and gives organizations the opportunity to meet other educators and future business partners from all over the world. Its a chance to share experience and ideas, to meet people with similar interests and goals, to broaden both  educational and personal horizons. New opportunities were discussed and new partnerships established.

    Being a part of the educational world and a partner to US universities, helping their international students with their tax refunds, Sprintax could not miss the NAFSA San Diego conference. The Sprintax team was happy to catch up with some old friends and meet new ones; to discuss new ideas and projects, dedicated to the well-being of international students in USA.

    In order to make the event even more exciting, Sprintax organized an iPad competition. Congratulations to the lucky winner Doug Podoll, the director of International Education for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia!

     The Sprintax team was really inspired being a part of NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo. As John Dewey, a prominent American educational reformer, once said – “Education is life itself”.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year in Boston!

  • 5 Things You Should Know Before You Study Abroad

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Study Abroad

    What you should keep in mind in the beginning of your education abroad

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